D-Backs gave away tattoo sleeves in honor of ‘Tatman’ Ryan Roberts (Pictures)
The Arizona Diamondbacks held one of the stranger giveaways of the season on Saturday. In honor of heavily-tattooed infielder Ryan Roberts, the team gave away tattoo sleeves (seen above) to the first 20,000 fans in attendance.
Roberts had a career season for the D-Backs last year, bashing a career-high 19 home runs with 65 RBIs. He began being called “Tatman” because of all his tattoos, and he embraced the nickname. Even the bobblehead in his likeness given away last season featured several tattoos.
Speaking at the team’s “tweetup” before the game on Saturday, Roberts talked about his ink.
“All of ’em mean something to me and they’re all a big part of my life.”
Below is a look at D-Backs pitcher Daniel Hudson sporting the sleeves:
I can’t imagine the giveaway went over too well with conservative parents, but you have to give Arizona some credit for their creativity.
Photo Credits: Nick Piecoro, Brahm Resnik, Tyler Emerick